Raptors at Bucks 5/23/19 - NBA Playoffs Picks & Predictions
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Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks
NBA: 8:30 PM EST
May. 23, 2019
Latest Odds : MIL -7 Total 217
A pivotal Game Five will take place on Thursday night, when the Toronto Raptors invade Fiserv Forum to take on the Milwaukee Bucks. The second-seeded Raptors have yet to breakthrough on the road in this best-of-seven series, but held serve in Games Three and Four at home. On Tuesday, Toronto built a ten-point halftime lead and cruised to a 120-102 victory. The Raptors converted 24 of their 27 free-throw attempts and shot 47 percent from the field.
Kyle Lowry led six Toronto players in double figures with 25 points and six assists. Serge Ibaka contributed 17 points and 13 rebounds in just 24 minutes off the bench for the Raptors.
The Milwaukee Bucks won a league best 60 games during the regular season and have been a dominant force at home this postseason. In Game Four, Milwaukee was torched for 65 points during the first half and was unable to contain dribble penetration. The Bucks assisted on 30 of their 37 made field goals and shot 46 percent overall.
Milwaukee G Khris Middleton led all scorers with 30 points on 11-for-15 shooting and dished out seven assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 25 points and ten rebounds in a losing effort for the Bucks.
Recent Betting Trends:
Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Bucks are 18-6 ATS in their last 24 games following a ATS loss.
Under is 7-2-1 in Raptors last 10 road games.
Under is 13-6 in Bucks last 19 games following a straight up loss.
Home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Free Betting Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -7
Toronto F Kawhi Leonard is obviously hobbled by a lower body injury and is not being listed on the injury report. With Leonard hobbled, Toronto’s bench stepped up with 48 points. I do not see that carrying over on the road and I expect Milwaukee to bounce back in a big way. Final Score Prediction, Milwaukee Bucks win and cover ATS 115-103.